The following is a commentary on the collaboration between Jay Park and Jahlil Beats, who is known for his past work with Meek Mill, Kid Ink, Busta Rhymes, Ace Hood and others. ‘Jahlil Beats’ ‘PROJECT EP’
HIPHOPPLAYA: How did this collaboration come about?
Jay Park: The collaboration started through the artist MINA KWON, who worked with and subsequently introduced me to Jahlil Beats.
HIPHOPPLAYA: I was under the impression that you received the beat about two years ago. Is there a reason you decided to release this now?
Jay Park: I’m not sure if you knew but I dropped an English mixtape back in 2012, and was planning on dropping a subsequent one shortly after. I was going to include this track on my second mixtape, but my plans changed with the creation of AOMG and other commitments. So I said, ‘Ah! Whatever’ [laughs] and decided to release the track.
HIPHOPPLAYA: Jahlil Beats is a very well known artist, which means you would have likely been successful selling this track on iTunes. Any reason why you decided to release this track for free?
Jay Park: Although I consider myself to be better known artist in Asia, that isn’t the case in America (with the exception of K-POP fans). That’s why I dropped it for free; to promote my name using mixtapes, free tracks, and videos. Similar to what American artists would do.
HIPHOPPLAYA: We would love to hear about your plans to collaborate with international artists.
Jay Park: I am currently working on a project EP which will hopefully feature a number of artists from overseas. I will leave it at that until everything is confirmed.
HIPHOPPLAYA: What is the plan for AOMG in 2015?
Jay Park: We are all planning to release something this year. Big things coming.
Author | HIPHOPPLAYA
Translation | HIPHOPKR
Jay Park – Lotto (Prod.by Jahlil Beats)[verse 1] No I ain’t a D-boy but I am a B-boy
never dealt drugs but I’m stackin G’s boy
no gat not strapped I ain’t never seen toys
but I’m always takin pics so U know I get that cheese boy
you know I’m ill with it
keep on rappin till I make a hunnit mill with it
and no I do not have a deal fucka deal with it
It’s me and Jahlil on the beats we gon kill kill it
Seattle 2 Seoul, So U know that I’m coasting
give yo girl the D but her legs wide open
always winning so I always feel like toasting
spit hot fire so you know my mic smoking
no shaft but i’m one bad muhfuckah
no disguise but I got yo girl under covers
AOM all day brotha’s from another mother
man u know I got them moves hotter than a Sydney summer [Hook] Yeah, let’s get it
U know I’m poppin’ bottles
yo girl a turkey on my dick gobble gobble
I’ll fuck her till her knees wobble wobble
celebrating everyday like I hit the lotto [verse 2] I’m a Seoul city ridah Sea-town lion
a king mothafucka man U see that crown shining
I’mma keep on hustlin till I own my own island
yall don’t know the hal of what is in my pan frying
so I don’t have time for the fuckery to my face they pretend fake wishing luck to me
behind the scenes pulling strings
u know they be wanting me dead and long gone but I’m styling on them comfortably
so I’m just smiling like a winner
while I’m leaving sweet u mothafucka’s is bitter
no I ain’t a gansta no I ain’t a thug
but a couple drinks I be gettin ratchets at the club
so every nights a party like there’s no tommorow
hit it up like there’s no work tommorow
faded in this bitch it’s gon hurt tommorow
yo chick thirsty murcielago [Hook] [Bridge] we hella high in the air
hella high in the air
hella high in the air
so ain’t no motha fucka gonna be us down [Hook]